Br. Donald Paschal Alford

Order: CFC
Ordained: 2004
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Norwich CT

From Australia. Professed vows as a Christian Brother in 1959. Reportedly worked at an orphanage in Geelong, Victoria 1970-1978. Alleged to have sexually abused several residents there. Arrived in the U.S. in 1993 where he worked for 10 years at the Academy at Mount Saint John for at risk children in Deep River. Per news in 11/2018, Alford was named in lawsuits filed by 24 men claiming they were sexually assaulted as 11- to 15-year-old residents of the facility 1986-1996. Named in two of the suits, one in which he was accused of forcing a 13-year-old boy to perform oral sex. Alford was the leader of the school’s Boys Scout troop. He died 4/14/2004.

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